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NCIS: Playing with Fire

The NCIS investigation of a fire on a Navy vessel reveals evidence that elevates security at all U.S. Navy facilities worldwide. Meanwhile, DiNozzo and Ziva travel to Italy when an explosive device is found hidden on a Navy ship.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x22
Airdate: Tuesday May 01st, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Jul 10, 2012
AU (ten) Sep 09, 2012

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Guest Stars
Joel Gretsch
As NCIS Special Agent Stan Burley
Rick Peters
As Vincent Maple
Dan Martin
As Mail Carrier
Elizabeth Ho
As NCIS Analyst Emma Park
James Harvey Ward
As Andre Fullerton
Karina Logue
As Mrs. Johnson
Nigel Gibbs
As Admiral Theodore Tully
Rob Nagle
As Wayne Usher

Co-Guest Stars
Maggie Henry
As Seaman Apprentice
Patrick Faucette
As Security Guard
Robert C. Sloan
As Tobey Abbott
Main Cast
Mark Harmon
As Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly
As Special Agent Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo
Pauley Perrette
As Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray
As Special Agent Timothy "Tim" McGee
Rocky Carroll
As Director Leon Vance
David McCallum
As Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard
Cote de Pablo
As Special Agent/Former Mossad Liaison Officer Ziva David


The episode begins on an USS brewer, where a sailor is looking at his family photos on his phone. He accidentally drops it under the chair. Meanwhile, someone is rigging the electric box. The sailor sees a glow coming from the electric room and the sailor goes to check it. The guy who rigged the box cannot escape as the sailor is blocking the exit. He tries to find another escape. The sailor opens the door, and the room blows. Next, we see, Admiral Theodore Tully is briefing the team about the threat to the ships. He tells the team that NCIS is investigating the case and that they would be briefed further as the investigation continues. Tully thinks that the causalities could have been worse; but Gibbs tells him that this isn’t the end of it. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario  |  Don McGill
Executive ProducerChas Floyd Johnson
Warning: NCIS season 9 episode 22 guide may contain spoilers
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